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Broken leg, 6 days alone and rescued
HAHAHA so you think Norman Clyde was "unprepared" because he didn't pack a PLB? And all those other people who those peaks are named after were unprepared? But you Billy Ray are pre...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Broken leg, 6 days alone and rescued
July 27, 9:30pm

Bomber, Lightweight, Freestanding Tent
I would suggest getting the lightest 2 pole dome tent you can find. It is a pretty solid design, livable, and cheap.

In GEAR » Bomber, Lightweight, Freestanding Tent
May 17, 3:49pm

Bomber, Lightweight, Freestanding Tent
Cautious people fear the unfamiliar. Bold people just do. However, there is a fine line between bold and stupidity. On the other hand living life in a box is a living death to some. Some ne...

In GEAR » Bomber, Lightweight, Freestanding Tent
May 17, 3:46pm

Thunderstorms in the wilderness – What to do
The best thing to do is keep your eye to the sky. It is rare that you will go from blue bird sky on one side of the pass to a lightning storm on the other. If you watch the clouds you pretty much...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunderstorms in the wilderness – What to do
March 07, 11:27am

How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
I pretty much solo exclusively. I just...chill. Don't need books, or music, or writing. I just sit there and star gaze, or just crawl into the back of my mind and its great. When I am tir...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
March 07, 11:07am

Converting my wife
I try to get away from all the complaining!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Converting my wife
March 07, 11:01am

Virginia outdoors?
It takes 3 hours to cross the city of Los Angeles, with no traffic.....so a three hour drive to the mountains isn't a big deal to someone from CA :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Virginia outdoors?
February 21, 12:35pm

Winter backpacking in Yosemite.
sunnyside bench

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Winter backpacking in Yosemite.
January 14, 6:58pm

Pure Grits Adequate for Snowy Mtn Passes on JMT ?
If the snow is soft, yes pretty much any shoe is fine. If the snow is hard, no shoe will work. Runout high angle snow that is hard in shoes is a deathwish. Cross snowy areas in the afternoon...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pure Grits Adequate for Snowy Mtn Passes on JMT ?
June 18, 2:47pm

Sad, another person swept over a Yosemite falls
It is sad. At the same time, you will never stop stupid. The park has done enough. This is called taking responsibility for your own actions, even if it means you die.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sad, another person swept over a Yosemite falls
June 06, 10:04am

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